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Princess Alexandra of Hanover (b. 1999)

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Princess Alexandra
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Full name
Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia
House House of Hanover
Father Ernst August, Prince of Hanover
Mother Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco
Born

(1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 14)

Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, Austria

Religion Protestant

Hanoverian Royal Family

Hanover Monogram


Princess Alexandra of Hanover (German: Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia Prinzessin von Hannover (born 20 July 1999 in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria,) is the only child of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. She was born six months after her parents' marriage.

StatusEdit

She is the only one of Princess Caroline's four children who bears any style or title. She is presently fifth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Through her father, she is included in the line of succession to the British throne. However, because the British Act of Settlement declares that no dynast may marry a Roman Catholic and retain a right of succession, her father automatically forfeited his eligibility for the British crown upon his marriage to the Catholic Princess Caroline. However, this has no effect on the rights of Princess Alexandra, because her parents have raised her as a Protestant.

Background and FamilyEdit

Alexandra was christened on 19 September 1999 in a ceremony at her father's hunting lodge Auerbach, near Grünau im Almtal, Upper Austria. The princess's godparents are her paternal aunt Alexandra, Princess of Leiningen, half-sister Charlotte Casiraghi, Ulrike Ulmschneider, Maryam Sachs, Virginia Gallico, George Condo, and Eric Maier. She was named for all of her godmothers.

She has half-siblings from each of her parents' previous marriages. From Prince Ernst's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Hanover and Prince Christian of Hanover. From Princess Caroline's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi and one half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi.

Through her father, she is a descendant of King George III of the United Kingdom, William II, German Emperor, Christian IX of Denmark and of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Through her mother, she descends from Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly.

EducationEdit

  • L'Institut François d’Assise Nicolas Barré, Monaco (Catholic parochial school)
  • An (école primaire) in Le Mée-sur-Seine
  • An école maternelle in Le Mée-sur-Seine

After many years growing up outside Paris in Le Mée-sur-Seine, she moved in the summer of 2009 to Monaco, where she attends school.

Title and styleEdit

  • 20 July 1999 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover

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